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Hollycopter381
« on: December 26, 2008 04:16:36 PM »

I dont know if anyone has seen this but my grandma makes them all the time and i think they are really cute and have creative potential.

Potholders made of of a wash cloth.


For a little bit more of an understanding of the shape.


I found this tutorial on flickr and it was ALOT better at explaining this than i am.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbian7/1083209777/

The only difference is that my grandma crochets around the edges. I dont know anything about crocheting but i can ask my grandma if you have any questions.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008 04:31:30 PM »

;)really cute, but I'm blindish and couldn't figure out the pattern for the wash cloth potholders...can u explain it to me?
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008 12:33:28 PM »

Sorry I didn't realize it would be so hard to see.


A: To form potholder take four corners of washcloth and bring together in the center

B: Sew edges only together (one at a time) from fold to corners at center. Sew with straight stich or zig zag with contrasting thread

C: Hold potholder by taking center where all four corners meet and let bottom corner drop to form a square potholder.

D: Attach loop or ring  by hand where four corners meet.

*Note* This tutorial was NOT made by me. I found it online while looking for a tutorial that could explain it better than i could. It was in a book "The How To Book: Do it Yourself with Stevens Utica Sheets & Towels", by J.P. Stevens & Co, 1978
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008 06:00:00 PM »

 Cheesy Thanks for the explanation! Now I can try my hand at doing a couple of these; well i'll do one and see if it works, then on to more, if i am successful.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011 01:29:47 PM »

My mom used to make them but she used the thin crochet cotton instead of the regular yarn.  I don't know where she got the pattern though.  I've been trying to find it online but I guess I'm going to have to go back through all of her old crochet magazines and see if it's in there.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011 05:40:36 PM »

Those are so cute! Cheesy

I need to try it, thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013 11:29:14 AM »

My Mom made these too using the crochet thread.  I even made a couple myself back in the day!! I recently found them in some of my Mom's things and couldn't figure out how to fold the washcloth.

Thank you for sharing the folding instructions.  When I purchased a couple of washcloths for way less than $1.00 at Family Dollar, I had this project in mind.

Thank you for sharing!!! 
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